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Agricultural tourism farms

Agricultural tourism farms involve various agricultural sectors, and visitors who register in advance can learn about modern farming methods. The farms display the lifestyles and work of active farmers, farming processions, farm products, and the opportunities and positive aspects of a life in the countryside. Visitors are offered various programmes and tours to learn about the farms, and they can taste and purchase products. Tourists will learn how food is made from the field to the package, look at animals and farm equipment, meet agricultural businesspeople, and be able to purchase safe, healthy and fresh food. 

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Baltas anemones

The Baltās anemones farm is in a lovely location on the right bank of the Lielupe River by Mežotne.  The sauna in the far offers a lovely view of cliffs on the left bank of the river, as well as the dolomite cliffs of the Mežotne Park on the right bank.  The shores of the Lielupe have vegetable beds for pumpkins, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, herbs and berries such as black currants, raspberries and strawberries.  The farm sells eggs, cottage cheese and cheeses, and it has a fruit orchard.  You can purchase products and tour the farm.  The lady of the farm cans products and is happy to tell you about her experiences. 

Intensive farming, with vegetables (pumpkins, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, etc.), berries (strawberries, raspberries, etc.), apples and pears. 21 ha of land. Vegetables – 2 ha. Grain – 19 ha.

Distance from countries capital city76   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
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The Dzintarlaci farm

Beginning in late August, you can pick and taste your own sea buckthorn berries and purchase healthy juices made from them. Between late April and early June, you can tour a collection of tulips (more than 200 different types) and purchase their bulbs.

An integrated farm with 8 hectares of land, producing 6-12 tonnes of sea buckthorn each year. Prepares juices and jams.  The farm is also one of Latvia’s largest producers of tulips – some 400 types in all.

Distance from countries capital city80   Season4-10   Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Goat farm "Lielgrodes"

The herd consists of around 200 goats. The owner will tell you a humorous story of life with goats in Latvia and Europe, the story of making goat cheese and the secrets of its taste, will invite you to try cheese which you will be able to buy later. Goat cheese that is made in Lielgrodes is not only healthy, but very tasty.

The farm specialises in goat breeding for 15 years and has some 180-200 goats in its herd. The farm with 50 ha of land.

Distance from countries capital city53   Season1-12   Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The Berzini (Labirinti) farm

The farm grows grains and raps, and organises informational seminars and tours for children and adults. There is a collection of antique tools and dairy processing equipment which can be put to use. An attraction park is available to one and all.

 

30ha Rapsis, Ziemas kvieši 180ha, Zaļināšana 20ha, Vasaras kvieši 50ha.

For children and teenagers   Agriculture   Distance from countries capital city50   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Must register in advance
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Valmiermuiza Beer

Tourists can learn about the history of the estate and the brewing of beer, beginning with raw materials and ending with finished products. The visit is enriched by tastings of live beer and stories about Latvia’s traditional holiday beverage. Alongside the brewery is a store which sells live beer, homemade goodies and selected souvenirs.

The “Valmiermuižas alus virtuve” saloon popularises Latvian beers and uses beer in various dishes. A modern approach to homemade products is used to prepare foods and beer-based snacks. There is a beer garden during the summer, and the saloon merges traditional things with modern ones.

Latvian cuisine: Smoked pork, filet of pike from Lake Burtnieks, green pea mash, with loganberries, quince, pumpkin birch juice and mushroom sauce as accompaniments.

Special foods: Slice of pork marinated in unfiltered winter beer.

Brewing of beer and non-alcoholic beverages. In 2014 1.86 million liters of beer were produced. In 2014, Valmiermuižas Alus earned revenues of EUR 3.39 million, or 36% more than in 2013.  The company sold 1.86 million litres of beer, or 27.3% more than the year before.  Approximately 1% of the output was exported to Estonia.  With support from the Rural Support Service, Valmiermuižas Alus invested EUR 1.1 million in development to produce porter beer, non-alcoholic sparkling beverages from Latvian fruits and berries, as well as kvass. 

For parties   Seminars   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city109   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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The Vaidelotes farm

This is a farm which popularises Latvian lives, organises traditional rituals, and provides guests with tasty country foods such as porridge, dumplings, pierogi and pastries made of grain and roughly ground flour that are produced at the farm itself. You can purchase teas, herbs and country goodies.

Latvian cuisine: Soups, porridges, desserts, pierogi, sheet cakes and country tortes.

Special foods: Dumplings made of roughly ground whole wheat flour with cottage cheese and bacon.

Intensive farming. Biological farming. 365 ha of land, including 270 ha of grain (wheat, barley) fields and 44 ha of rapeseed fields, legumes (beans, peas). 5 cattle. The farm also produces herbs and herbal teas.

Agriculture   For parties   Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Pre-order required Accepts tourist groups Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The "Adzelviesi" hemp farm

The farm produces hemp from which it produces hemp butter, roughly ground seeds, as well as hemp oil. The granary, which is 101 years old, features antique instruments once used to process hemp fibres. Visitors can taste and purchase delicious products and take an exciting tour which speaks to the history of hemp farming.

Latvian cuisine: Rough and fine hemp spread, hemp sandwiches, pressed and toasted hemp crumbs, hemp oil.

An integrated and biological farm with extensive production of hemp for smooth and rough hemp butter.  Self-grown and certified grass seeds, including annual ryegrass, pasture ryegrass, hybrid ryegrass, meadow fescue, timothy-grass and red clover. Farm with 222 ha of land, including a 70 ha of grain fields, a 2 ha of potato fields, 30 ha of grassland, 10 ha of hemp, 100 ha - other cultures.

Distance from countries capital city150   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Pre-order required
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Very Berry

This farm was one of the first to grow large-berry cranberries and blackberries in Latvia (since 1997). The swamp used to be used for peat moss extraction, but today it is home to cranberry, blackberry, raspberry and strawberry fields. You can pick, taste and purchase berries and take a tour. We also recommend a visit to the Very Berry factory (approximately 3 km away in Dārzciems), where juices, syrups and beverages are manufactured.

An integrated farm with ~40 ha of land. Cranberries are grown on 20 ha, blackberries on 12 ha, raspberries on 5 ha, and rhubarb on 1 ha. Producing 80 tonnes of large cranberries, blackberries, etc., each year. Clients can purchase 100% natural juices, morse, syrups, cranberries in powdered sugar and other delicacies.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city160   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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Iesalnieki-1

The Iesalnieki-1 farm is in the Vietalva Parish in the Pļaviņas Administrative District.  It grows rapeseed, barley, wheat and grasses on 180 ha of land.  The farm is run by two brothers who manage more than 800 ha of land in all.

Intensive farming, with 30 ha for grain, 100 ha for rapeseed, 50 ha for grasses, with annual output of 100 t of grain and 220 t of rapeseed.

Distance from countries capital city133   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Mazburkas

The Mazburkas farm is in a lovely location between the Rīga-Ventspils (A 10) highway and Tukums, with a beautiful and hillocky landscape all around it.  There are fields grapes on the southern slopes of the hillocks, and some 60 different kinds of grapes are grown there.  Visitors can pick their own grapes or buy some that have already been picked.  The lady of the farm produces outstanding wines that have received prestigious prizes, including international ones.  Another specialisation is sheep breeding.  Visitors can look at the herd and purchase mutton if they contact the farm in advance for that purpose.  There is a large wooden platform at the farm for visitors.  Owner Gunta Niedra is happy to share in her experiences and provide consultations to those who wish to engage in sheep breeding.

Sheep breeding and grape growing, production of wine, and offer of products for sale. 44,5 ha of land, with 5 ha of grape garden. 145 sheep.

Distance from countries capital city67   Season1-12   Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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The Klimpas farm

The farm breeds more than 150 sheep. There is a location to feed lambs, and the owners organise animal auctions and “Sheep Days” events. You can take a tour of the farm and purchase pedigreed sheep and sheep-related products.

Biological farming. The farm specialises in sheep breeding, breeding animals: 20-200. Farm with 200 ha of land.

Distance from countries capital city150   Season1-12   Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Vilcini - 1

The Vilciņi farm is one of the largest and most modern agricultural manufacturing companies in Zemgale, always using environmentally friendly methods.  The farm is in the Krimūni Parish in the heart of the historical region of Zemgale.  It was established in 1991 by the parents of the current owner, Arnis Burmistrs.  Today the farm specialises in grain farming on ~2,200 ha of land.  The farm uses precise agricultural methods to save money and preserve the environment and human health.  It is actively involved in EU-financed projects, has a modern set of agricultural equipment, and has installed a local meteorological facility.  Tours are available.

Intensive farming, 1,630 ha for grain, 336 ha for rapeseed, 150 ha for beans, with annual output of 9,780 t of grain, 1,176 t of rapeseed and 600 t of beans. The farm uses precise farming methods based on regular analysis of the soil.  Modern computer software is linked to each specific area of land in this process.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city75   Season1-12   Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Valodzes

The owner of the Vālodzes farm is a beekeeper.  The farm is on the banks of a lovely river in a place where a homestead existed long ago.  The hive are on a hillock and in a lovely meadow in the forest.  Alongside the bees is a lovely apple orchard, and the owner is happy to have help in harvesting the apples in the fall.  He has slowly restored the farm since 1996, and it has a lovely and large lake, a lake hut, a granary with a renovated upper floor and balcony, the beekeeping operation and the apple orchard.

Beekeeping (65 hives), 5 t of output a year, 1 ha for the apple orchard.

Distance from countries capital city50   Season5-9   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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The Betas farm

One of the largest meat and dairy farms in Kurzeme, with a herd of around 500 heads of cattle. The farm also breeds most of the types of fowl that are known in Latvia. An informative tour is available, and you can purchase meat, milk and eggs.

A biological farm with 400 ha of grain fields.  Output of 1,200 tonnes a year, as well as 20 tonnes of potatoes from 1 ha, 10 tonnes of vegetables from 0.5 ha, 1,300 tonnes of milk, 150 tonnes of beef, 50 tonnes of veal, 3 tonnes of pork and 2 tonnes of mutton.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city155   Season1-12   Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Must register in advance
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Межвиди

Mežvidi (SIA Latgale Vegetable Logistics) began operations in 2007 and sells tasty and healthy red tomatoes.  The owners plan to grow and deliver tomatoes during the winter, when people have the greatest need for healthy and vitamin-rich vegetables.  The farm helps to facilitate co-operation among people who farm vegetables, and it informs the public about how tomatoes are grown.

Growing tomatoes in hothouses. Produces more than 140 tonnes of tomatoes in each season. Tomatoes on the vine can be bought at Latvia’s leading stores during the winter thanks to a biomass cogeneration plant that provides energy to heat the greenhouses.  The farm produces 100% tomato juice from fresh tomatoes.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city268   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Mezaciruli

Established in 1992, the Mežacīruļi farm is in the Zaļenieki Parish of the Jelgava Administrative District, alongside the basin of the Lielupe River.  The farm initially had 7.2 ha of land, 3 cows, 20 head of sheep and 6 sows.  Today it has 700 ha of land, 300 dairy cows, and a series of hothouses to grow lettuce and herbs.

Intensive farming. The farm specialises in dairy farming and vegetable farming. 700 ha of land, 300 dairy cows, a complex of hothouses to grow lettuce and herbs. The farm has received several prizes, including international awards for environmentally friendly farming.  Alongside the farm are artificial wetlands (the only ones in Latvia) to operate as a natural biological filter.  The farm also has a modern biogas plant.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city74   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Vecsiljani

The Vecsiljāņi farm is in the Bebri Parish in the Koknese Administrative District.  It is a dairy farm and also grows wheat, barley, oats, rye, corn and grasses.  In 2010 the farm began to produce hard cheese under the brand name "Ievas siers."  Visitors can taste the cheese and tour the farm and the cheese-making facility.

Intensive farming with 300 ha for grains, 300 ha for grasses, 300 ha for corn, with annual output of 1,100 t of grain, 9,000 t of grasses, 10,000 t of corn.  500 dairy cows, 400 calves, 4,000 t of milk a year.  Production of hard cheese.

Distance from countries capital city106   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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Ekopoligons „Getlini”

Getliņu ekoloģiskais poligons ir Latvijā unikāls piemērs ekoloģiski saderīgu darbības virzienu ieviešanai. Tā energobloka saražotais siltums tiek izmantots siltumnīcu apsildei, kas nodrošina ideālu vidi lauksaimnieciskai ražošanai (puķes un tomāti - lielaugļu tomāti, tumšsarkanie tomāti, aveņkrāsas ķekartomāti) gada aukstajos mēnešos. Poligona teritoriju (zālāju) nogana ar aitu ganāmpulka palīdzību.

Poligona teritorijā ir uzbūvētas mūsdienīgas 5,5 m augstas siltumnīcas, kurās audzē tomātus. Siltumnīcas augu aizņemtā platība ir 10512 m2. Siltumnīcas ir aprīkotas ar klimata kontroles vadības iekārtām, kuras nodrošina augu audzēšanai nepieciešamo vidi. Tomātu ziedu apputeksnēšanos nodrošina kameņu saimes. Cīņai pret kaitēkļiem tiek izmantotas spožlapsenes un plēsējērces. Tas nodrošina, ka SIA Getliņi EKO siltumnīcā saražotā produkcija ir veselīga un garšīga. Tomātu raža tiek novākta 2 reizes nedēļā. (kopā nedēļā ~ 15 tonnas tomātu).

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city15   Season1-12  
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Zvaigznites

The Zvaigznītes farm is near Rīga in Ogresgals in the Ogre Administrative District.  Two generations of farmers breed livestock, with some 350 dairy cows, 120 head of beef cattle, and 230 calves.

Intensive farming.  610 ha of land, with 200 ha for grain, 420 ha for grasslands and wetlands, with annual output of 1,100 t of grain.  350 dairy cows, 120 head of beef cattle, 230 calves, with annual output of 2,700 t of milk and 70 t of beef.

Distance from countries capital city49   Season1-12   Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Lojas

The Lojas farm in the Mazsalaca Administrative District is a mixed-use farm, including grain farming (wheat, barley, rye, rapeseed) and manufacturing of straw granules as litter for animals.  The farm breeds beef cattle.

420 ha for grain, 80 ha for rapeseed, 100 ha for grasses, with annual output of 2,000 t of grain, 350 t of rapeseed, 1,000 t of straw granules.  90 head of beef cattle.

Distance from countries capital city163   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Optional meals
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Kaigari

The Kaigari farm is in the Mežotne Parish of the Bauska Administrative District and specialises in grain farming.  The farm makes active use of EU funding, some of which has been used to buy modern agricultural equipment.  The farm has some 400 ha of land, and the apple orchard offers a very beautiful landscape, including the Lielupe River valley.

Farm specialises in grain farming.  It has some 500 ha of land. Grain: 470 ha.

Distance from countries capital city70   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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The Sprogi farm

The owner of this, the former Lieģi Estate, has an apple orchard in which he uses environmentally friendly methods that do not harm people’s health. He has some 240 apple trees of 130 varieties, as well as pear trees, plum trees and berry bushes. Apples and berries can be tasted and purchased, and Mr Pakalns can offer you valuable advice. The farm has been nominated as the most romantic orchard in Latvia.

Biological farming with 16.5 ha of land, including a 2 ha fruit orchard. Approximately 130 different types of apple trees. Output: 12-15 tonnes of apples, pears, plums, etc., each year.

Seminars   Botanical   Distance from countries capital city200   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts individual travellers
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Kudraji

The farm grows peas, grits and beans, and it breeds cattle. Visitors can take a tour to learn about biodynamic agricultural techniques.

The farm grows peas, grits and beans, and it breeds cattle. ~30 cattle, meat 2-3 tonnes per year. Grain 5 tonnes per year.

Distance from countries capital city175   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Rudeni

The Rudeņi farm is in the southern part of the Zemgale lowlands, to the East of Bērvircava.  Established in 1999, the farm specialises in dairy farming with more than 300 cows and an equal number of calves.  It is also a grain farm, with more than 400 ha of land for winter and summer crops, rapeseed and corn.  Farming waste is used for a modern biogas plant that provides energy for the farm.  The owners actively make use of EU projects, one of which allowed it to build a cattle shed for more than 400 animals and a cow milking carousel. 

250 ha for grain, 50 ha for rapeseed, 200 ha for grasslands and wetlands, 150 ha for corn, with annual output of 1,500 t of grain, 200 t of rapeseed, 6,000 t of grasses, 6,000 t of corn, and 360 dairy cows and 300 calves.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city79   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
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Strauti

The Strauti farm is on the eastern edge of hillocks in Embūte.  The southern edge of the farm neighbours large forests with many wild animals.  Alongside is a former fowl farm.  The farm breeds rabbits, sheep, fowl, two horses and a pony.  It has a herd of cows, including Latvian Blue cows.  The farm offers tours for schoolchildren and others.  Contact the farm in advance to purchase rabbit meat, wool and vegetables.  The farm is biological.

Biological farming, 20 ha for grain, 30 ha for grasses and fallow land, 0.7 ha for potatoes, with annual output of 40 t of grain, 10 t of potatoes, 14 cattle, 12 calves, 17 pigs, 140 sheep.

Distance from countries capital city181   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
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The Tervete agricultural firm

AS Agrofirma Tērvete is the largest multi-sector farming company in Latvia, operating in crop farming, dairy farming, horse breeding, public dining, biogas manufacturing and brewing of beer.  Visitors can tour a brewery and the farm.  The brewery produces popular Tērvete beer and kvass.  Visitors can taste the products and take a small tour of the facilities.  All of the types of beer can be tasted with delicious snacks.  The Tērces farm is a dairy farm with modern technologies and 3,000 dairy cows.  Visitors can tour the facility and have lunch at the company’s dining hall.

Intensive farming – 4,000 dairy cows, crop farming, horse breeding, biogas manufacturing and beer brewing. The large farm has room for up to 3,300 dairy cows, with average milk output of ~8,630 kg per cow and total output around 5,862 t per year.  The farm has 2,972 ha of land, with grain grown on 2,727 of them, mostly food wheat and rapeseed.  This is one of Latvia’s largest horse farms (some 40 horses), and horse boarding is available.  Biogas from the company supports two cogeneration plants (0.5 and 1.5 MW).  The farm earns revenues of around EUR 19 million per year.

Seminars   Horseback riding   Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The Bitnieki farm

This is a beautiful farm that is friendly to the environment and has some 300 hives of bees. There is a shop along with a tasting hall where you can enjoy honey made of various flowers, pollen (including pollen in honey), propolis (also in honey) bee bread, wax and souvenirs. Taste beekeeping products (including honey wine) and take a tour of the farm, as well.

The farm specialises in beekeeping and has ~200 swarms of bees. Output of 10 tonnes of honey a year. Average output is around 60 kg of honey per hive.

Distance from countries capital city201   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Ances

Latvian blackhead sheep are in a clean environment at the Ances farm, which is in the Northern Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve near the border with Estonia.  It is in the Naukšēni Parish, where chemical plant protection substances and mineral fertilisers have never been used intensively.  The sheep roam freely during the winter and summer, with fencing to protect them against wolves and wild boar.  The farm only uses female sheep born as twins or triplets, including animals for genetic resources.  All of the sheep come from German blackhead sheep and are only mated with high-quality LT rams in January, February, August and September.

Specialising in sheep farming (Latvian dark-headed sheep), with ~100 ewes. 70 ha of land. 40 ha for grasses. The farm sells breeding rams and sheep, as well as sheepskin, yarn, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, woven goods and milk-fed lamb.

Distance from countries capital city174   Season1-12  
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Valti

The farm breeds purebred and crossbred cattle for seed, fattening and meat production.  It sells piglets and pork, grows grains and potatoes, and engages in beekeeping.  Six ponds are used to breed carp, tench and orfe.  During the winter, fishing is possible in special basins that are based on the flooding of a curve in the Bērzene River.  Valti offers a look at biological farming, beef cattle breeding, genetic work related to purebred animals, and fishing outdoors.  The farm has a special seminar room and kitchen for seminars and training.  The farm maintains the Oskars Kalpaks trail, which crosses a territory that is geological and landscape interest.

Extensive farming, with purebred and crossbred cattle for seed, fattening and meat production, sale of piglets and pork, growing of grains and potatoes, beekeeping. 425 ha of land. Grain – 44 ha,  potatoes – 3 ha, grasses – 320 ha. 107 dairy cows,  100 head of beef cattle, 50 pigs.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city154   Season5-9   Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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Jozi

The Joži farm is along the side of the Jaunpils-Viesata road in Jaunpils.  It is one of the largest grain farms in Latvia (winter and summer grains, as well as rapeseed), and it was established in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Today the farm has 14 grain silos and is reconstructing its grain drying facility.  The farm has some 5,000 ha of land and state-of-the-art farm equipment.  Owners  Gunvaldis and Guna Sproģis have been actively involved in various EU projects and have won various competitions such as the "Sower" competition.

Intensive farming, winter and summer crops, 4,000 ha; rapeseed, 600-1,000 ha.
For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city60   Season3-11   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Optional meals
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The Bauska brewery

Visitors to the brewery can learn how beer is brewed and taste the beers and mead drinks that are produced there.

Brewing of beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Output of 4 million liters of beverages each year. In 2013, the brewery earned revenues of around EUR 4 million.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Optional meals Accepts individual travellers
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The Abullaci farm

The owner of the farm was the first to grow bush blackberries in Latvia in 1996, and today he has whole fields of the berries. He sells berries and plants, offers tours with tastings and consultations, designs gardens, and prepares plans for greenery.

A blueberry farm, plants. 4.4 ha of bush blackberries, output of 10 tonnes of blackberries each year. The farm also sells plants.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city120   Season5-10   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The Kurzemnieki farm

This open farm grows and processes apples (dried apples, apple chips, juices). It also grows Roman snails. Visitors can go on an informative tour, as well as taste and purchase products. The farm is located in a lovely place – the Talsi Hillocks Nature Park.

An integrated farm with 24 ha of land, including a 2.5 ha apple orchard. Each year the farm produces 30 tonnes of apples and produces apple chips, dried apples, apple juice, etc.  It also grows Burgundy snails and can teach visitors how to shape a crown for fruit trees.

Active leisure   Fishing   Distance from countries capital city108   Season7-10   Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Lacisi

The Lācīši farm can be found in the Galgauska Parish to the Southwest of Gulbene.  One of the largest farms in Northeastern Vidzeme, it specialises in grain farming (577 ha), rapeseed farming (295 ha), and various grasses.  It is also a dairy farm with some 100 cows to produce meat and breed calves.  There is an interesting room for meetings and presentations, with large glass windows opening up to the cattle barn.  The farm actively makes use of EU funding.  Contact the farm in advance for tours and exchanges of experiences.

577 ha from grain, 295 ha for rapeseed, 299 ha for grasses, with annual output of 1,400 t of grain, 200 t of rapeseed, 25 t of grasses.  100 dairy cows (200 t of output a year), 30 head of beef cattle and 140 calves.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city194   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
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Piladzi

The Pīlādži farm is in the Durbe Parish of the Durbe Administrative District.  It is primarily a grain farm, but also breeds livestock and grows flowers and vegetables.

Intensive farming with 500 ha for grain, 350 ha for rapeseed, 20 ha for potatoes, 30 ha for grasses, 0.1 ha for vegetables, with annual output of 1,500 t of grains, 700 t of rapeseed, 500 t of potatoes and 4 t of vegetables.  One dairy cow, 4 head of beef cattle.

Distance from countries capital city195   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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Rozlejas

The Rožlejas farm is in the Džūkste Parish of the Tukums Administrative District, where the Eastern Courlandian highlands interact with the Heath lowlands.  The parents of the current owner, Jānis Ukše, began work there in 1989, establishing a natural farm to grow sugar beets and then also wheat.  Thanks to thoughtful farming, Rožlejas has, over the past quarter-century, turned into one of the largest grain farms in Western Latvia.  The owners have taken active part in EU projects to purchase modern equipment and to build hangars for the storage of grain and equipment.  The farm specialises in winter barley and winter wheat, using ~1,200 ha of land for that purpose.

Intensive farming - grain farming (winter and summer crops, 750 ha, 3,900 t/y; rapeseed -- 500 ha, 1,500 t/y).

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city67   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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The Ziles farm

The farm has vast meadows along the banks of the Aiviekste River, with some 400 head of blackhead sheep – the largest herd of its type in Latvia. You can tour the far and purchase pedigree sheep, meat, wool, pelts and vegetables.

Biological farm that specialises in sheep breeding (~250 sheep). 200 ha of land. 

Distance from countries capital city210   Season5-10   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Livestock Farming Tour

This is a professional livestock farming tour to visit farms that breed cows, sheep, goats and pigs.  During the introductory day, participants will tour the Latvian capital city of Rīga, which is on the UNESCO List of World Heritage, and meet with representatives of the Latvian Agriculture Ministry and agricultural NGOs.  The next morning it’s off to Kurzeme to visit a farm that breeds meat cattle.  The second farm on the list specialises in the breeding of purebred and mixed breed cattle for siring, fattening and meat production.  It sells piglets and offers pork, grains, potatoes and beekeeping products.  In the evening we will visit Kuldīga to see Europe’s widest waterfall on the Venta River.  The next morning we will travel to Vidzeme, where the first farm specialises in livestock breeding and intensive farming, while the second specialises in dairy farming and the production of grains and grasses.  We will visit the ruins of the Koknese castle, which stands along the banks of the legendary Daugava River.  In the evening, we will visit one of the largest goat farms in Latvia, with some 160 purebred goats (Alpine, Anglo, German White Noble), as well as hogs for breeding.  Several types of cheese will be available for tasting.  The next morning, we will visit one of Latvia’s largest sheep farms.  The biological farm has about 250 head of sheep.  The second farm grows grain and grasses and engages in dairy farming and livestock breeding.  We will visit the Medieval castle in Cēsis, which was the residents of the masters of the Livonian Order and one of the most fortified fortresses in the territory of the Baltic States.  At the conclusion of the day, we will go to Ungurmuiža Estate, which is one of the most outstanding examples of 18th century Baroque wood construction in Latvia.

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Jokas

The Jokas farm is 4 km to the East of Turlava.  Owner Jānis Uzulēns has purposefully developed and expanded the farm ever since it was established in 2011.  He is particularly proud of his herd of beef cows, some 70 in all, as well as of five horses.  The farm produces sausages and other meat products and also offers services such as managing forests and fisheries.

Total land of 86 ha, engaging in the breeding of beef cattle (71 head, 15 t/y), with 86 ha of grasslands and wetlands, 600 t/y, as well as forestry and horses (5 head).

Distance from countries capital city170   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts individual travellers
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SIA Sutru ogu darzs

Sutru ogu dārzs (Sutri Berry Garden) is in the Sutri Parish of the Līvāni Administrative District.  It grows strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.  The strawberries are grown in tunnels, and so they are ripe much sooner than elsewhere in Latvia.  The berries can be purchased at the location and elsewhere.

3 ha for strawberries, blackberries and raspberries, 15 t of output a year.

Distance from countries capital city200   Season5-8   Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Mikaitas

SIA Mikaitas is a family company that was established in 2005 and breeds purebred sheep.  It provides seed for other herds to breed fast-growing lambs with excellent taste.  The farm breeds the Oxforddown breed of sheep and sells lambs of various ages, breeding sheep and rams, yarn, wool products, processed sheepskin, sheep, mutton and various meat products.

The farm specialises in breeding Oxforddown sheep (~700 head). It has sheep of various ages, breeding sheep and rams, wool products, processed sheepskin, lamb and mutton and relevant products.  The farm operates in accordance with biological farming requirements.

Distance from countries capital city86   Season1-12  
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Baki

The Baķi farm is in the Rugāji Administrative District and in a lovely location.  It was established in 20133 and has more than 100 blackhead sheep that graze in the meadows on the shores of the Balupe River.  The animals are used to produce mutton and wool.  The farm also breeds some rabbits.  Tours are available, and there is a sauna.  Visitors who contact the farm in advance can have a meal of mutton pilaf.

Sheep breeding, 120 head. Approximately 100 pedigreed Latvian dark-headed sheep used to produce wool and meat.  The farm also has a few breeding rabbits.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city240   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
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The new Gundegas research farm

Large cranberries were first grown in the Laugas Swamp in Latvia in 1992. Today there are six types of cranberries that were originated in Latvia. Among them is a hybrid between large American cranberries and Latvian cowberries, and it is known as the noble cranberry. You can attend lectures, receive consultations, tour the swamp, and purchase cranberries, cranberry products, as well as purchase turf that is needed to grow your own cranberries.

An integrated farm with 22 ha of cranberries, producing 60 tonnes of large cranberries each year. In the Lauga peat swamp, the farm produces eight types of cranberries and bearberries registered in America and six created in Latvia.  The farm has its own processing technologies to produce berry candies, syrups, juices and teas.

Distance from countries capital city55   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Optional meals
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Lazdini

The Lazdiņi farm is one of the most modern farms in Latvia, located in the Krimūni Parish in the north-western part of the Zemgale lowlands.  The farm focuses on grain farming (~1,100 ha), processing and storage.  Owner Juris Lazdiņš is the chairman of the largest non-governmental organisations in the field of agriculture, and by contacting him in advance, agriculture experts and future experts can go there to exchange experiences.  The farm is surrounded by the typical landscape of the Zemgale lowlands.

Grain, 53 ha, rapeseed, 200 ha, with annual output of 2,500 t of grain and 600 t of rapeseed.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city73   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Galini

The Galiņi farm produces high-quality vegetables and potatoes, and it has received the "Green Teaspoon" mark of quality.  Galiņi sells vegetables and potatoes to more than 250 stores, kindergartens, schools, fruit and vegetable vendors and processing companies throughout Latvia.  It has three sub-units -- the "Vegetable Warehouse," which sorts, washes, packages and sells 6,000 tons of vegetables each year and handles logistics concerning the whole process.  Galiņi has warehouses for 1,000 tonnes of produce and hothouses with 6,000 m2 of area.  It sells hothouse products and manages the surrounding fields.  Rembate, in turn, has a warehouse for 2,500 tonnes of produce, as well as surrounding fields.

404 ha of land, with 70 ha for potatoes, 180 ha for vegetables (tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, etc.). Each year the farm grows more than 10,000 t of potatoes.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city82   Season5-10  
EU European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)